If you’ve never read The Big Issue, do yourself (and others) a favour by going out of your way to grab a copy of this crackin’ Christmas edition.
“[This edition includes] interviews with author Jackie French, The Witches director Robert Zemeckis and electronic dynamos The Avalanches; a gorgeous chopped salad recipe from Bill Granger to brighten any Christmas feast; a hilarious festive farce from writer Karenlee Thompson; and some much-loved teddy bears in The Big Picture.”
You can find out more about The Big Issue here. Look out for a vendor near you and spread some Christmas cheer.
In my diary, is a note for the Brisbane Launch of
THE FICTION EDITION OF THE BIG ISSUE
which will be on Thursday 4th September 4pm
at Auditorium 1, State Library of Queensland
HOPE TO SEE YOU ALL THERE
For my Southern friends, here’s a note for your diary:
the launch will be at the Melbourne Writers Festival on Friday 29th August 2014 at 4pm
The theme for this year was ‘TAKE ME AWAY’ and I’m sure the stories will be as captivating as always.
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Yes, I am trumpeting myself but the ‘I’ actually stands for Issue.
A short piece of mine has been accepted by The Big Issue for its next run which is set to hit the streets on 2nd May. So, if you live in the city, make sure you grab a copy from your favourite vendor and see what you think (Don’t forget, half of your purchase price provides direct earnings for the homeless, marginalised or disadvantaged vendors).
And for fellow wordsmiths, check out the call for fiction entries. Last year’s fiction edition was a real treat.